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About Us

We are so glad that you've discovered us! Here at The Borrowed Collection, it's the joy of marrying one's true love that inspires us. The walk down the aisle to your one and only is an unforgettable moment and we've carefully curated our rental collection with that in mind.

From our founder, Elise:

The concept for The Borrowed Collection began in a movie theater in 2008 (well before I launched the company in 2014!) As I sat and watched the vivacious Louise from St. Louis introduce Carrie to the 'Netflix of handbags', Bag Borrow or Steal, I had my "aha" moment. If designer handbags could be rented, why not designer jewelry? Even better, why not designer wedding jewelry?!

I had been working in the bridal industry at the time, at a beautiful high-end boutique where brides often spent hundreds, sometimes thousands, on their bridal accessories. But for every bride who did purchase, there were others who just couldn't justify the expense and I found that I could completely relate with them. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely appreciate the beauty of these pieces and know that there are brides who will purchase and cherish their wedding accessories for years to follow.

But, if you're like me, you might not be one of those brides. Instead, you absolutely want an unforgettable look for your wedding day, but practically speaking, you also know that look won't fit in with your day to day life and that your bridal accessories will likely end up relegated to a drawer.

If the above speaks to you, you are the bride that I created The Borrowed Collection for. You love fashion and style, but appreciate that renting empowers you to either save or choose to spend a bit more on good food and drink for your wedding (or maybe upgrade your honeymoon!), instead of splurging on your accessories.

I hope you enjoy browsing the website and if you have any questions or simply want to say hello, feel free to click "Ask a Stylist" at the bottom of any page to start a Live Chat. To our Vancouver brides, we would love to style you in person at our showroom, which you can book here.

Finally, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Engagements are such an exciting time and we are honored to be even a small part of the journey.

Elise McClain